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Old 11-02-2019, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hi I got just my first dwarf hamster he's a Campbell and as I've only owned syrians I'm a little concerned

He seems to clean himself and itch quite a bit is that normal?

He had a vet checkup yesterday and was in the clear but it seems odd ?
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Old 11-03-2019, 07:08 AM   #2
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My dwarf was like that when i first got him. They wash and scratch more when they are a bit stressed while they are settling in and get used to new surroundings, smells and sounds etc.

What kind of substrate do you use? I use the Kaytee C&C which is nice and soft and my burrowing dwarves love it.
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Old 11-03-2019, 09:34 AM   #3
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My dwarf was like that when i first got him. They wash and scratch more when they are a bit stressed while they are settling in and get used to new surroundings, smells and sounds etc.

What kind of substrate do you use? I use the Kaytee C&C which is nice and soft and my burrowing dwarves love it.
Okay awesome thank goodness I've only had him 4 days hopefully he doesn't stay stressed for long I use kaytee also but at the store it was wood so maybe he's also getting used to that but other than the cleaning a lot he seems happy thank you
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:17 AM   #4
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They do groom a lot. Main thing is don’t over clean the cage or at all for the first two weeks or they can get stressed and start over-scenting everything.
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